SCOTTISH REVIEW CONSULTATION ON MINERS’ STRIKE PARDON

The Scottish Government is consulting on the detail of plans to pardon miners convicted of certain offences during the 1984-85 strike.

An independent review into the impact of policing on communities during the strike, led by John Scott QC, recommended that  the Scottish Government should introduce legislation to pardon miners convicted for certain matters related to the strike, subject to establishing suitable criteria. The Justice Secretary for Scotland, Humza Yousaf has now launched a consultation seeking views on the qualifying criteria for a pardon. People can read and respond to the consultation – which runs until 4th June 2021. More information here: 

https://consult.gov.scot/safer-communities/miners-strike-pardon/